Davina Thomas talks us through how to make a table runner on Popular Patchwork.
This elegant table runner can be adapted to any size table by adding sashing or an extra block. The hanging triangle and beads are attached by button loops and can be removed before washing
The table runner is made with five blocks all based on the 54-40 or fight block. As the narrow points are quite tricky for beginners, this version uses foundation piecing.
Beginners could make all five blocks the same and intermediate quilters could choose to sew one of the more time consuming variations. Materials
Exact requirements will depend on the variations you choose for your table runner and whether or not you need to add extra blocks or sashing strips. Err on the generous side and use the extras for some decorations.
Five different fat quarters of cream and dark red fabric
20cm of Makower metallic texture in dark red for binding
30 x 130cm for backing fabric – use a 30cm strip and add scraps to make up to the correct width or buy wider fabric
30 x 130cm of thin cotton wadding
Monofilament thread for quilting
Greaseproof paper or sew-in interfacing for foundations
12 small shirt buttons
20 large beads
Small seed and bugle beads Finished Size
10 1⁄4 x 49in (25 x 124cm)including hanging triangles
Small seed and bugle beads from Gütermann, available from many online stores For Makower fabrics, see Makower for details of your local stockist.